Trying Out the Morning Haze Collapsible Backdrop with Senior Yearbook Portraits
Written by: Emily Voss, Published on: 19 July 2016
All Photos Courtesy of Emily Voss
This morning I received the Morning Haze Collapsible Backdrop from Savage Universal! This is my first experience with one of their collapsible backdrops and it did not disappoint. I often shoot corporate headshots on-location in tight office spaces so I was excited to see if this could be an easier option that taking a full backdrop stand and canvas.
The backdrop came in a very compact box with a stand and backdrop. The backdrop unfolds like a standard reflector and then easily clips to the top of the stand. You can flip the backdrop horizontal or vertical depending on how many individuals you are looking to accommodate in the image. As opposed to some large reflectors/scrims/backdrops, the Collapsible Backdrop is very easy to refold into a small disk that is very easy to transport. I’m already thinking I might need one in every color for the ease of on-location shooting!
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I had a senior portrait session this morning so I decided to try out my new Morning Haze Backdrop. I typically start the session off with a standard portrait on a neutral background in order to fit yearbook requirements. I used two hair lights behind the subject, a large photek on camera right and a fill light on camera left. I placed a reflector beneath the subject. I did not light the backdrop but rather placed the subject fairly close to the drop. My camera settings were at 1/200, f/4.5 and ISO 100.
I tested both sides of the reversible drop and was happy with the tones on both. I tend to lean towards richer colors so I do think I personally will use the darker side with more frequency. All in all I think this particular reversible background is certainly a great value for the ease and versatility of use that it allows! I will most likely use mine most for corporate headshots and yearbook portraits for my seniors!
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About Emily Voss
Emily Voss is a 25 year old professional portrait photographer that stands apart based on her emphasis on clean lighting and strong use of color. She is the owner and sole photographer of VOSStudios, a state of the art portrait studio in downtown Wausau, WI where it is in its fourth year of business. Emily graduated from Luther College in 2013 with dual degrees in Fine Arts and Spanish. In 2012, she interned and photo assisted Annie Leibovitz in New York City resulting in a love of the city and passion for lighting. While her home base is in the Midwest, she makes trips back to New York to work with actors, dancers and models. Back home in Wisconsin, Emily specializes in high-end senior portraits and corporate headshots but has branched out to include newborns and pet portraits as well. She has been published in a variety of online and print sources such as Photo Vogue, Photographers Forum, Compliance Today, Boutique Design magazine, and the NCAA Champion Magazine. Check out her website here.